Andrew Farmer


Farmer is quite skilled at larger-than-life comedy...but he is just as good at sinister scares.
— Bedford and Bowery

Andrew Farmer is a writer/performer based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. He's a recipient of the 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant, and his work has been produced at The Museum of Modern Art, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons Downtown, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Walker Space, Theater Aspen, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Yale School of Drama.

He has developed projects with CBS Studios, National Lampoon, Stampede, Animal Kingdom, Imperative Entertainment, and First Look Media.

Alongside SNL writer, Anna Drezen, he is the co-host of the comedy/horror podcast, Scary Stories to Tell on the Pod, produced by the Forever Dog Network.

Photo by Marielle Solam

Photo by Marielle Solam

Recent plays include The Gray Man (FGP, HERE Arts, Pipeline Theatre Company), The Fall of Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and I Heard Sex Noiseswritten with Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe (Ars Nova, currently in development as a TV series with Stampede.)

With composer/lyricist Andrew R. Butler, he has written book for American Cryptids (Joe’s Pub, The Civilians R&D Group), Finn The Fearless (Ars Nova, Theater Aspen, The Polyphone Festival), BLESSING (commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Yale Institute for Music Theatre) and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (commissioned by TheatreworksUSA). With composer/lyricist Nate Weida, he has written book for Boats And (Ars Nova, Williams College residency). 

As an actor, recent roles include “Violet Weston” in Jay Stull's Streepshow, “The Preacher” in Cesar Alvarez's The Elementary Spacetime Show, “Dr. Georgis Alexander Krins” in Jaclyn Backhaus' Bull's Hollow and “Bobo” in the Pipeline Theatre’s award-winning production of Adam Szymkowicz's Clown Barfor which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by The New York Innovative Theater Awards.

His sketch and improv group Gentlemen Party, described as "intensely funny surrealist comedy" by TimeOut NY has been featured on Buzzfeed, Cracked and The Museum of Modern Art.

In addition to being a regular contributor to Reductress, Andrew’s stories have been featured in Vogue, The Moth’s Sudden Owl series and Mara Wilson’s What Are You Afraid Of?

He's also the creator of popular Tumblr accounts, Scary Stories to Read on The Subway and Mannequin Depressed, described by New York Magazine as "your new favorite Tumblr" and the Huffington Post as "the best website to waste time on."